product

See also: produc't

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin prōductus, perfect participle of prōdūcō, first attested in English in the mathematics sense.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

product (countable and uncountable, plural products)

  1. (countable, uncountable) A commodity offered for sale.
    That store offers a variety of products.  We've got to sell a lot of product by the end of the month.
    Synonyms: merchandise, wares, goods
  2. (cosmetics, uncountable) Any preparation to be applied to the hair, skin, nails, etc.
    Wash excess product out of your hair.
  3. Anything that is produced; a result.
    The product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
    1. The amount of an artifact that has been created by someone or some process.
      They improve their product every year; they export most of their agricultural production.
      Synonyms: endwork, production, output, creation, yield
    2. A consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances.
      Skill is the product of hours of practice.  His reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue.
    3. (chemistry) A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
      This is a product of lime and nitric acid.
    4. (arithmetic) A quantity obtained by multiplication of two or more numbers.
      The product of 2 and 3 is 6.  The product of 2, 3, and 4 is 24.
    5. (mathematics) Any operation or a result thereof which generalises multiplication of numbers, like the multiplicative operation in a ring, product of types or a categorical product.
    6. Any tangible or intangible good or service that is a result of a process and that is intended for delivery to a customer or end user.
      • 2002, Oonagh McDonald; Kevin Keasey, The future of retail banking in Europe, page 146:
        Product innovation is needed to meet changes in society and its requirements for particular types of banking product.
      • 2002, Veljko Milutinović; Frédéric Patricelli, E-business and e-challenges, page 133:
        This sort of relationship can improve quality of transportation and can help in negotiations between transportation providers and transportation product users.
      • 2006, Teresa Luckey; Joseph Phillips, Software project management for dummies, page 55:
        You can't create a stellar software product unless you know what it is supposed to do. You must work with the stakeholders to create the product scope.
  4. (US, slang) Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.
    I got some product here – you buying?

Usage notesEdit

  • Adjectives often applied to "product": excellent, good, great, inferior, crappy, broken, defective, cheap, expensive, reliable, safe, dangerous, useful, valuable, useless, domestic, national, agricultural, industrial, financial.

HyponymsEdit

economics
mathematics

Derived termsEdit

economics

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

product (third-person singular simple present products, present participle producting, simple past and past participle producted)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To produce.
    • 1651, The Touchstone of Common Assurances (page 498)
      The probate of a Testament is the producting and insinuating of it before the Ecclesiastical Judge []

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin prōductum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

product n (plural producten, diminutive productje n)

  1. product

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: produk
  • Indonesian: produk